Confessions of a Floss Licker

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Update and New Challenge!

I decided that I needed to take another look at my 50 Project Challenge. I filled it up and there was no room to add more. I really didn't want to deviate so this is the change that I made:

I took the TW 12 Days of Christmas ornaments off the 50 Project Challenge and made them their own challenge.

This way I now have room for 12 more projects in the 50 challenge (new models, new gifts and exchanges) and yet I'm not giving up the ornaments. I will continue stitching "a partridge in a pear tree" on 1/1/08 and hopefully be able to finish one a month through the year - while also working on other projects.

I feel really good about this decision and it takes a bit of weight off as the new challenge won't start for another 4 months. Does anyone want to stith ornaments along with me next year?

Monday, August 06, 2007


Over the weekend I made a really good dent in my Mary Queen of Scots bookmark. Also on Thursday night I finished the over-one lettering on the large Sampler! That was certainly a job. Just like backstitch on Castle. (Those of you who know Teresa Wentzler's designs and leave their backstitch until the end really know what I'm talking about.) So this week I'm going to concentrate on the sampler and see just how much I can get done. I think I'm going to skip out on faire again this weekend. I believe this is the weekend that my daughter's boyfriend is coming up to visit. He's going to meet her friends and hang out and if I'm not mistaken, some of Dad's family too. I don't think they'll be at the house much, but I should probably be home.

And now I have a designing job to do. I have a picture that I want to turn into a cross stitch chart. I just need to decide if I need to do a lot of detail or not. This is going to be interesting!